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Southeast Asia

Leyte, an Unexplored Corner of the Philippines

The people in Leyte are more resilient than most places. They’ve survived one of the worst tropical storms in the history, which left their homes in tatters and claimed the lives of beloved family members. Still, they recovered, proudly rebuilt their homes and are looking towards future with hope. Welcome to Leyte, a Filipino island …

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Kalanggaman Island: A Paradise Discovered

Kalanggaman Island, also known as Calangaman, is a pristine islet in the Philippines with gorgeous white-sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. It’s nearly impossible to put into words how incredibly beautiful this speck of land is. It left me absolutely speechless. Already the first glimpses of the white sand and abundant coconut trees in …

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The Complete Guide to Food in Cebu City

Perhaps you have heard from other travellers that the Philippines is not exactly a foodie’s paradise and, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you might starve before you find proper food. It’s true. The Philippines’ eating habits are largely based on meat. But if you dig deeper below the surface, you’ll find an amazing variety of …

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Koh Lanta Activities: 20 Best Things to Do

Let me invite you to the paradise island of Koh Lanta! Why? What if I told you this island is perfect for travellers to Thailand who want to stay away from crazy parties? Ko(h) Lanta is one of Thailand’s largest islands. It has resisted rapid tourist development like no other island in the country. Probably because it’s …

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Street Food in Bangkok: Thai Cuisine at its Best!

Oh no, you want us to get food poisoning and experience what Thailand‘s hospitals are all about? Not at all! You really don’t have to worry about that in Bangkok. I know that even experienced travellers often shy away from eating street food. But in Bangkok, it’s safe. Thai street food is really good and …

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Backpacking Burma / Myanmar: Our Experience

My boyfriend and I love Southeast Asia, like most other young backpackers. Everybody goes to Thailand, Vietnam is full of tourists and we’ve been to Cambodia already, so the question was – where should we go next? And we chose Myanmar. We had a basic idea of the country’s existence just from the media in …

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Cambodia โ€“ Still An Unspoilt Paradise?

When I first considered Cambodia as a destination about 3 years ago, I imagined that all places except Angkor Wat would be barely visited by tourists. I pictured pristine nature and empty beaches, smiley locals and lots of wildlife… Here’s what I actually found: Beaches I stayed at the very end of Otres Beach, near Sihanoukville, …

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